A. New Apprentice Unless a person has documentation of training and demonstrated prior experience in line construction and maintenance, they will start as a New Apprentice. During the first year, the employee generally performs the functions of a groundman, except when practicing a climb and other pole work under close supervision of a Journeyman. 1. The first six months of employment shall be considered solely as a learning opportunity and the employee assists personnel of higher grade in performing routine construction, operations and maintenance work under close supervision but does no hot line work (except on 600 volt and less secondary lines and equipment with proper documentation of training and experience). 2. Learns to follow maps and routine instructions in specifications and staking sheets. 3. Acquires a basic knowledge of electricity and becomes familiar with electric distribution and transmission layouts, related equipment and applicable provisions of various codes. 4. Learns simple construction work on de-energized high voltage poles such as framing, stringing conductor, tying-in and hanging equipment. 5. Will learn and practice first aid and CPR. B. Apprentice 1 During the first six months of the second year, the employee continues to perform de-energized high voltage line work (proper documentation of training could allow work as described in the second six months). With proper documentation and training can begin performing unsupervised work on single phase secondary lines and equipment (120/240 volts). During the second six months with proper documentation of training, Supervisors and Journeymen should begin working with Apprentice to begin high voltage hot-line work on single phase structures and equipment. Some energized overhead three phase work can only begin under a Journeyman Lineman’s direct supervision. Under close supervision, climbs readily and works satisfactorily on poles in routine construction. APPRENTICE LINEMAN Page 3 With proper documentation and training can begin performing unsupervised work on secondary lines and equipment (under 600 volts). C. Apprentice 2 During the third year, the Apprentice performs routine construction work efficiently under supervision. In the first six months: 1. Under close supervision, safely helps with all hot line work. 2. Follows maps and routine instructions in specifications and staking sheets. 3. Makes common connections on distribution transformers, meter loops and primary circuitry. 4. Checks voltages and determines proper operation of ordinary equipment. 5. Demonstrates basic knowledge of electricity and is familiar with electric distribution and transmission layouts, related equipment, applicable specifications, and provisions of various codes. During the second six months, with approved documentation satisfying all aforementioned requirements and under occasional supervision, the Apprentice will continue to learn and execute additional functions expected of a Journeyman Lineman. D. Apprentice 3 During the fourth year, the Apprentice continues to learn and execute additional functions expected of a Journeyman Lineman.
IV. Journeyman-Lineman A. Has a basic knowledge of electricity and is familiar with electrical distribution and transmission layouts, related equipment, applicable specifications and provisions of various codes. B. Constructs and maintains energized distribution or transmission lines and related equipment by doing all ordinary work readily and without special supervision. C. Reads and interprets maps, specifications, staking sheets and complex diagrams; and understands all circuits used on the system within area assigned recognizing applicable safety requirements. D. Connects transformer installation on multi-phase banks following diagrams furnished, if needed. E. Inspects work after completion to make certain it has been done properly in accordance with applicable specifications and codes. F. Maintains knowledge of the considerable hazards that exist in falls, electric shock, electric flash, automobile operation and falling objects, and with the proper use of protective and safety equipment. G. Completes work assignments safely and within reasonable time while keeping costs of labor and material within accepted limits. H. Maintains working knowledge of the most up-to-date and effective techniques of first aid and respiration, including pole-top resuscitation. I. Acts as Journeyman, temporarily in charge, provided the individual has a talent for leadership and abilities of a supervisor. J. Trains and provides guidance to linemen of lesser grade. K. Maintains equipment assigned, or sees that it is maintained, in good working condition with particular emphasis on correcting conditions which might endanger self or others. L. Performs other duties as requested or required by the position.
POSITION SPECIFICATIONS: Apprentice Levels A high school diploma or the equivalent is a prerequisite. Ability to learn from technical manuals and on-the-job instruction is required. Must have satisfactorily completed an apprentice training course or courses or be willing to complete such course or courses by the end of the fourth year of apprenticeship. A minimum of ¼ of the total course units must be completed each year until all units are complete. Some travel and overnight commitments may be required. A Review Committee will select the apprentice training course or courses, which will be administered by the Safety and Training Manager. The members of this committee are determined as specified in Section V, Paragraph E of this document. The committee will also consider prior experience and/or training in lieu of these requirements when applicable.
POSITION SPECIFICATIONS: Journeyman-Lineman A. Education required on this job is equivalent to 12 years of formal schooling. Graduation from high school is preferred. The minimum amount of experience required for the normal individual with this education to perform the job satisfactorily is not less than three years. Necessary experience on this job includes duties and responsibilities of a lineman of lesser grade for the entire three-year period. To be assigned as a Journeyman, temporarily in charge, the individual must have evidence of satisfactory completion of a standard course of instruction in first-aid and have demonstrated leadership capacities and ability to instruct. B. Must have received approval of Review Committee and President/CEO referred to in position description and procedure concerning Apprentice- Lineman.
About Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation
Carroll Electric Cooperative is an energy provider powering Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri with headquarters in Berryville, Ark. The Berryville headquarters is nestled within the beautiful hills and lakes of the Ozarks, just 45 minutes from Branson, MO, and one hour from the Fayetteville-Rogers-Bentonville metro area. Carroll Electric also has district offices in Bentonville, Jasper, and Huntsville, along with line services centers in Gravette, Pea Ridge, and Lowell. The entire region offers an extraordinary quality of life as well as many recreational opportunities.
Carroll Electric has been in business for over 80 years and has nearly 300 full time positions. The Cooperative has experienced sustained growth throughout its 80-year existence and is passionate about providing reliable service at an affordable rate.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their status in any category protected by applicable law.